"I looked up and this seemingly out of control lady on roller skates was coming towards me yelling, "I do not know how to stop!" That is how my Sunday at the art gallery began. The day prior we had about ten artists all painting outside our art gallery drawing a crowd of on-lookers. And Saturday evening we had two very talented young ladies, Jess & Maddy, playing guitar, ukulele and singing under the stars. For sure it was a real fun weekend for those who had visited the Artist's Studio & Gallery at Patriot Place (across from Davios and Bar Louie) this past weekend.
That roller skating lady had some strange travel companions. Can you imagine seeing a twleve foot tall alien walking through an art gallery? Or being hugged by a hot dog named Frank?
It is always a fun time when visiting the Artist's Studio & Gallery at Patriot Place."
The Gallery is now open. The hours are the same. But we are now across from Davio's, in a more visible location, and aside of the street that cuts between Davio's and Bar Louie's. A combination reception and paint out is planned for Saturday, June 28. In the meantime come visit us, if you can, and enjoy the art of local artists. Next weekend, June 20-22, we will be featuring the photography of Louriann Mardo-Zayat, who also happens to be the official photographer of the Pawtucket Red Sox.
We still plan to reopen Saturday June 14. On Friday the 13th four electrical workers installed the track lighting which is so important. (See photo.) Also, other workers were installing the shelves in the back room, so all seven artists can store their supplies efficiently. We plan to open on the 14th at 1 pm. And our grand "reopening" will be held June 28. Also, we hope to hold a paint-out that day as well. But visit us anytime. Our hours remain unchanged: Friday 5-9, Saturday 1-9, and Sunday 12-6.
We are hoping to reopen Saturday June 14 at 1pm. We have moved our art, painted the walls, and plan to be ready this Saturday to reopen in our new and more centrally located gallery. Come visit us! We are across from Davio's, and kitty-corner from Bar Louie's.
But note that we are planning to hold our reopening reception on Saturday June 28 and also our first "paint out" that day as well.
The Gallery will be closed this weekend (June 7-9) and maybe the following weekend so we can move everything and then rearrange it all for our new space, which is located around the corner (see the map below and the photo of the new gallery across from Davio's and Bar Louie's). As you can see from the photo to the left, the "old Gallery" is being emptied out and moved to the new space. We think we will be scheduling a paint out and gala re-opening for Saturday, June 28. More on this later.
Yes, we are moving -- to a better location around the corner, probably during the first week in June. It's not easy to move everything, but that is what we are planning to do. The new location is the corner store across from Davio's Restaurant, and kitty-corner to Bar Louie's. It's not far from our current location, less than 100 yards, but it is brighter, less windy, and will generate more visitors because of its central location. It will also be easier to find and easier for the Guest Artists to unload because the cut-through street, between Bar Louie's and Davio's, is now aside of the new gallery.
We don't have much time, so some of the anchor artists (Jack Gannon, Laura Zanghetti, and Polo Barrera, pictured above) already started painting the new gallery during the Memorial Day weekend. And stay tuned for when we will announce our new Grand Opening! It has been more than THREE years in the "old" gallery at Patriot Place. We don't know how long we will have the "new" gallery, but we hope to make it better than ever for the local artists and for all the Patriot Place visitors.
Meanwhile, during the last weekend in May, Laura Zanghetti's class of accomplished artists will be exhibiting,along with Guest Artist Katherine Honey. If you get a chance, drop by and view their terrific work. And maybe see the new "unfinished" space as well.